Despite all of the bitching and moaning from the media, many federal employees who were furloughed as a result of the government shutdown are having a nice extended vacation and they WILL be getting paid for it whenever Nancy Pelosi decides that it’s time.
There are lots of news stories featuring sob stories from those who unwisely lived paycheck to paycheck (or are anti-Trumpers) and their dire financial issues but for those who had their house in order and could survive for a few weeks without a paycheck, life is pretty good.
Some are taking advantage of the extra time on their hands by spending more time on the internet looking at pornography.
Top porn site: Shutdown triggers surge in viewing by federal workers with time on their hands https://t.co/0ddVtVGXBv
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 20, 2019
Via The Washington Examiner, “Top porn site: Shutdown triggers surge in viewing by federal workers with time on their hands”:
One of the country’s most-visited porn websites, Pornhub, said Thursday the partial government shutdown has prompted Web traffic to climax nationwide, as well as in D.C.
Pornhub, which averages more than 100 billion video views annually, reported a swell in traffic during Jan. 7-11, the third week of the shutdown. Approximately 800,000 federal workers have not been earning paychecks since Dec. 22.
“When compared to traffic levels prior to the shut-down, weekday visits across the United States were up 5.94% from January 7th to 11th,” the company said in a press release issued Thursday.
The bulge in traffic was most noticeable between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. But the biggest spikes of 10 percent to 14.2 percent took place between midnight and 5 a.m., possibly because some government workers did not have to wake up early the following day.
The only time traffic was below normal rates was from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., but only by 1 percentage point.
Pornhub also reported an upswing in traffic in the afternoons and evenings, while late morning figures declined. Washingtonians watched up to 12 percent more porn between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
In D.C., viewer interest in certain types of porn also surged. The porn site asked, “Are these the favorite categories of government workers?” Pornhub saw a 71 percent spike in “outdoor” videos, a 66 percent jump in “threesome” productions, and a 60 percent increase in its “old/young” category.
Looks like lots of folks are just streaming away the time…